Project EVE, an upcoming project by a South Korean-based developer Shift Up has announced Project EVE, an upcoming Action RPG created in Unreal Engine 4. First unveiled in April 2019, this is the first time we got to see some actual gameplay and I have to say, it looks impressive!
“The video depicts ‘Eve’ and the battle against unknown invaders, NA-tives, to reclaim the lost Earth after its collapse. Intense battle scenes were realized with overwhelming live-action-grade graphics, showing advanced technology of SHIFTUP since the title’s first trailer video. SHIFTUP now operates an independent studio for console games, utilizing technology such as high-density 3D scan system and performance capture system. Development is in progress to show maximum performance on various platforms including consoles.“
“[About SHIFT UP] SHIFT UP is a studio with original artwork and strong game development. It was founded in 2013 by Hyung-Tae Kim, an art director and illustrator famous for his successful past works like ‘Blade & Soul’ and ‘The War of Genesis 3.’ The studio’s first mobile game, Destiny Child, reached number one Grossing App upon release in 2016 in Korea on both the App Store and Google Play Store, proving the studio’s solid game development and popularity. Since then, it has expanded service areas to Japan and worldwide, stepping up as a global company.“
“As of 2020, SHIFT UP is preparing for new projects to follow, ‘Project: NIKKE’ and ‘Project: EVE,’ going beyond mobile games to the domain of console and PC games as a global multi-platform developer.“
I think what I personally liked about the gameplay reveal was the dodge mechanic that they showed off, it looked slick and smooth! Visually and animation-wise, I’m always impressed by what Unreal Engine 4 can do, and these Asian indie developers sure know how to make the most of that engine. Although stiff and rough in some areas, I honestly can’t wait to see more from Project EVE!